GOLDEN REVIEW Book! “Twin-Bred” by Karen A. Wyle

“ The main characters are interesting, the plot intriguing, and the world well fleshed out. ” – Kaila

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Can interspecies diplomacy begin in the womb? 

     Humans have lived on Tofarn, planet of creeks and rivers, for seventy years, but they still don’t understand the Tofa. The Tofa are an enigma, from their featureless faces to the four arms that sometimes seem to be five. They take arbitrary umbrage at the simplest human activities, while annoying their human neighbors in seemingly pointless ways. The next infuriating, inexplicable incident may explode into war.
     Scientist Mara Cadell’s radical proposal: that host mothers carry fraternal twins, human and Tofa, in the hope that the bond between twins can bridge the gap between species. Mara knows about the bond between twins: her own twin, Levi, died in utero, but she has secretly kept him alive in her mind as companion and collaborator.
     Perhaps Mara should have expected the enigmatic Tofa to have their own reasons to support her project. Perhaps the ever-cynical Levi should have warned her that members of the human government might use her twins as weapons against the Tofa. Will the Twin-Bred bring peace, war, or something else entirely?
     Science fiction with a sociological and psychological focus, TWIN-BRED follows in the footsteps of Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Left Hand of Darkness and Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow.

EDITORIAL REVIEWS:

 

“Now and then I read a really good book, and this is one of the best….I would love a sequel to this beautifully written, captivating novel.” – Ellen Ghyll, author
“Twin-Bred is one of the best science fiction novels I’ve read in decades. It is literary fiction as well as S-F…one of the most original stories I’ve ever read….beautifully written and riveting.” – R. Lee Holz, author
“An original and beautifully written SciFi story….All in all a beautiful, thought provoking tale. I will keep an eye out for Wyle’s next book.” – Carien Ubink, book blogger (Pearls Cast Before a McPig)
“The story is tense and fascinating, as we are taken through the intricacies of plot and counter-plot . . . . A bold idea, which may capture the imagination of many people, but in particular womb twin survivors will enjoy the moments of insight when the world realises what twins have to offer.” – Althea Hayton, blogger (Womb Twin Survivors)
[A] classic science fiction tale spun in a well thought-out and interesting manner….I’ve been a fan of SciFi for most of my 70 years and find the premise out of the ordinary and quite fascinating. I recommend this to all ages.” – Dale Day, author

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